‘I Surely Can Stand in Front of Men and Lead Them’

With women being mentioned for open head coaching vacancies, the N.B.A. seems primed to break one glass ceiling in sports.

It’s about time.

The N.B.A. sits poised to be the first American men’s professional sports league to hire a woman as a head coach.

The bond is there, boosted by the league’s growing group of assistants who are women and its siblinglike connection to the W.N.B.A.

The N.B.A.’s players have shown a clear willingness to be led by women. Just ask Michele Roberts, the head of their powerful union.

Job openings are plentiful. There are head coach postings in Orlando, Indiana, Portland and Boston.

This time around, there are women among the candidates, and that’s

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